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These changes are due to the result of aging process.
Degenerative changes of wear and tear as well.
Cervical spine narrowing and curvature are mild.
Hence initially physical therapy is the mainstay.
Then you can see a pain specialist to consider epidural steroid injections if needed.
Ankylosis means stiffness of the joints due to the fusion.
This is different from ankylosing spondylitis which means signs of inflammation as well. Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/